Photo captures eagle trying to carry off boy at bird show

Posted at 1:57 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 15:57:49-04

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Not the sharpest photo but lucky just to snap it. At a nature park in Alice Springs we decided to go to a bird show the young boy in the green kept pulling his zipper up and down. For some reason the Wedge Tailed Eagle did not like it and instead of flying over to the log he is meant to for a photo opportunity he flew straight at the young boy. The show was quickly cancelled and the boy taken off to first aid. Those talons are huge he was a very lucky young boy.

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A family attending a bird show in Australia had a very close encounter with an eagle at Alice Springs Desert Park.

According to the BBC News, a wedge-trailed eagle tried to fly away with a very shocked young boy.

Witnesses told the BBC the bird swooped down and appeared to try and pick up the boy like a small animal.

Christine O’Connell took the photo and posted it to Instagram.

She said the show was quickly canceled.

The BBC reported the boy was bleeding but didn’t suffer any serious injuries.